Professional rescuers, others offered CPR/AED certification
Sunday, July 4, 2010 - 7:46 am

POTSDAM – If you are you interested in becoming certified in CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, or would like to maintain your skills, The American Red Cross of Northern New York is offering CPR for the Professional Rescuer on Saturday, July 17 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Red Cross office, 73 Market St.

This course teaches those with a duty to act (professional rescuers, healthcare providers, lifeguards) the skills needed to respond appropriately to breathing and cardiac emergencies. This includes the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) to care for a victim of cardiac arrest.

The cost of the course is $65. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. The instructor is Sheila Cerwonka.

Contact Northern New York Red Cross at 268-0102, or stop by the office at 73 Market St. for more information. Pre-registration can be mailed to American Red Cross of Northern New York, P.O. Box 627, Potsdam, NY 13676.